Available Light

1/5: Lucinda Childs’ Available Light in performance at the Drexel University Armory as part of the 2015 FringeArts Fringe Festival. Photo © Jacques-Jean Tiziou. Courtesy of FringeArts.
2/5: Available Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983. Photo by Tom Vinetz. Performers: Lucinda Childs, Nan Friedman, Meg Harper, Janet Kaufman, Priscilla Newell, Steve Bromer, Michael Ing, Erin Matthiessen, Daniel McCusker, Ande Peck, and Garry Reigenborn.
3/5: Available Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983. Photo by Tom Vinetz. Performers: Lucinda Childs, Nan Friedman, Meg Harper, Janet Kaufman, Priscilla Newell, Steve Bromer, Michael Ing, Erin Matthiessen, Daniel McCusker, Ande Peck, and Garry Reigenbor.
4/5: Available Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983. Photo by Tom Vinetz. Performers: Lucinda Childs, Nan Friedman, Meg Harper, Janet Kaufman, Priscilla Newell, Steve Bromer, Michael Ing, Erin Matthiessen, Daniel McCusker, Ande Peck, and Garry Reigenborn.
5/5: Available Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983. Photo by Tom Vinetz. Performers: Lucinda Childs, Nan Friedman, Meg Harper, Janet Kaufman, Priscilla Newell, Steve Bromer, Michael Ing, Erin Matthiessen, Daniel McCusker, Ande Peck, and Garry Reigenborn.

FringeArts will produce a re-imagined production of Available Light—a multidisciplinary work by choreographer Lucinda Childs, architect Frank Gehry, and composer John Adams—at its September 2015 festival in Philadelphia. Originally conceived as a site-specific work for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in 1983, in which a warehouse performance space became an integral part of the event, Available Light will be restaged at a Philadelphia location to be determined. Julie Lazar, the curator who commissioned the work by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will join the artists, who will be reunited for the first time. Dance scholar Suzanne Carbonneau, who participated in FringeArts’ 2010 Center-funded presentation of Childs’ DANCE, will helm ancillary events, including a public conversation with Childs, Gehry, Adams, and Lazar.

Event

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The Community Education Center produced the 25th New Edge Artists Service Program and Performance Series, connecting emerging and established artists with resources to rehearse and showcase their work.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Wendy Rogers has choreographed and performed contemporary dances for over 40 years around the county, including California and New York.

Questions of Practice

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Richard Maxwell, playwright and director, is the artistic director of New York City Players and a two-time Off-Broadway Theater Award winner.

Flamenco master Rosario Toledo will present a series of performances entitled TAPAS: the culmination of a month-long residency with Philadelphia artists Eun Jung Choi, Meg Foley, and Germaine Ingram.

Grants & Grantees

Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 500 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.

The Philadelphia Folklore Project supported the artists’ work on a multimedia piece that commemorated nine Africans who were once enslaved in the President’s House in Philadelphia.

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Grants & Grantees

In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.

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